Before Prop 8, Milk or Will & Grace, before the
AIDS epidemic, gay pride parades or the Stonewall
uprising, The Boys in the Band changed everything.
MAKING THE BOYS explores the drama, struggle and enduring
legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood
movie to successfully reach a mainstream audience.
Beloved by some for breaking new ground, and condemned
by others for reinforcing gay stereotypes, The Boys
in the Band sparked heated controversy that still
exists four decades later.
anecdotes from the surviving cast and filmmakers,
as well as perspectives by legendary figures from
stage and screen, MAKING THE BOYS traces the behind-the-scenes
drama and lasting legacy of this cultural milestone.
the Boys on First Run Features